Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 22 Grapefruit Grove

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 22 Grapefruit Grove

Welcome to week 22 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing a 2018-19 In Colour: Grapefruit Grove.

This isn’t a colour I’d used before so I was really stumped when trying to decide what colour combination to use.

Then I realised Grapefruit Grove was a colour featured in one of my favourite Designer Series Paper collections, the Share What You Love DSP. And you really don’t need to do much to this stunning paper.

I simply fussy cut some of the flowers (including the Grapefruit Grove flower) layered them onto the DSP with dimensionals and embellished the flowers. I used the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls for two of the flowers and a sparkling Grapefruit Grove tinted faceted button for the other flower.

I also highlighted the black stems of these flowers by adhering strips of black cord to the stems and adding little bows of black bakers twine.

And because I felt there was already enough happening on the front of the card, I stamped the sentiment inside the card instead, using the happy birthday stamp from Best Birds and embellishing with some more fussy cut flowers. The stems I simply drew in with my Basic Black Marker.

This DSP is just so lovely I ended up making a second card, using the reverse side of this pattern I used in my first card.

I’m not sure whether the colour on this side of the DSP is Petal Pink or Grapefruit Grove stamped off, but either way, I think it works really well with my Grapefruit Grove birds sitting on their Basic Black tree branch.

The eyes of the birds are Grapefruit Grove pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, and the sentiment, birds and tree branch are all from the Best Birds stamp set and its matching Birds and Bloom thinlits. 

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Ros Davidson

Claire Daly

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Rachel Woollard

Sharon Davern

Catherine Proctor ⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can click on the links below.

Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing a new Neutral Colour: Gray Granite.

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 13 Crumb Cake

Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop: Week 13 Crumb Cake

Welcome to week 13 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop!

This week we are showcasing one of the neutrals: Crumb Cake.

I probably use Crumb Cake more than any other colour (apart from Whisper White) because I find it such a perfect neutral to use with absolutely any colour. But for this week’s project, I decided to use it with white and black to showcase the crumb cake on its own, without any other colour dominating it.

I love the vintage/shabby chic effect you can get when you use this combination of colours, but it’s a style I don’t usually create with, so I had a lot of fun making my cards this week. 

The stamp sets and coordinating dies are the Best Birds stamp set, Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies, and the Botanical bliss bundle.

My first card is a happy birthday card, featuring the largest bird from Best Birds stamp set. I’ve coloured its tummy in with the light Crumb Cake marker.

Like the other two cards, I’ve attached the sentiment onto a strip of burlap ribbon, tied on with some linen thread. The sentiments for all three cards come from the Botanical Bliss stamp set…I just love this font. The Crumb Cake die cut pieces on top of each card are cut with these co-ordinating dies.

My second card is an “Especially for You” card, and it features some of the gorgeous Tropical Chic embellishments.

My third card is my “Best Wishes” card and features the little bird from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits dies, cut out of the stunning Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, as well as the gold facetted gems in the centre of the flowers, and one tiny little Rhinestone Basic Jewel, coloured in with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Up! blend.

For all three cards, I created my own patterned paper background, made by stamping images from both stamp sets in Crumb Cake and Basic Black onto Whisper White card stock, mounted onto Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with a Crumb Cake card stock base.

To see what the rest of the team have made click on the links below. 

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan

Claire Daly

Ros Davidson

Diane Furniss

Caroline Manwaring

Leanne Mitchell

Rachel Woollard

Sue Madex

Andrea Roberts

Catherine Proctor⇐you are here

Thanks for hopping along with us today. To purchase any of the products I used in this project you can shop with me here.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the regals: Crushed Curry. 

We hope you can hop along with us all then!

Or if you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue or find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.